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Jef Rouner

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Jef Rouner is an award-winning freelance journalist, the author of The Rook Circle, and a member of The Black Math Experiment. He lives in Houston where he spends most of his time investigating corruption and strange happenings. Jef has written for Houston Press, Free Press Houston, and Houston Chronicle.

The Answer to Youth Abuse in the Texas Prison System? Close the Facilities.

Recent headlines about widespread abuse of the minors incarcerated in Texas’ five Juvenile Justice Department facilities include a range of alleged offenses...

The Future Looks Green for Marijuana in Texas

It was only five years ago that Governor Greg Abbott was firmly against legalizing marijuana in Texas, even for medicinal purposes. However,...

Mass shootings in 2019: Where Did Texas Land in the Statistics?

Despite making up only 8.77 percent of the United States population, Texans were 12.13 percent of all mass shooting victims killed or...

Proceed With Caution: Holidays Can Be Dangerous for Texas Drivers

The holidays are here, and that means dashing through the… unseasonable warmth to visit grandparents, attend office parties, and beg any open...

Texas Capitol Tree Ornaments Show the Spirit of the State

Few things can bring people together like the holidays, and nothing shows that better than the breathtaking 23-foot, Texas-grown Christmas tree in...

Texas Parents Struggle With Childcare During the Holidays

The public school system is by far the primary form of childcare for working Texas parents. On top of that, many Texas...

A Million Texans Signed Up for the Affordable Care Act in 2019

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has faced a hostile Trump Administration determined to dismantle it since President Trump took...

No Resolution for Controversial Storm Insurance Rate Hike

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association held a meeting on December 10 in Corpus Christi, Texas, to decide if they should approve a...
Immigration backlog

Texas’ immigration backlog could hurt Dems

Immigration is a hot button political issue and has stayed one for the past several years. Many people point out that crackdowns...
Lunch debt

Texas school districts grapple with lunch debt

When a child in a public school needs a cafeteria lunch but doesn’t have funds to pay for it, the burden of...

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